MULTILINGUALISM MOBILITY AND MIGRATION

LIN2MMM

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is a critical contemporary exploration of migration and mobility, and the linguistic outcomes  ofthese processes. Students examine multilingualism at the level of the individual as well as community, society and globally. This involves examination of the cognitive and social dimensions of multilingualism, language acquisition and the politics of governing and supporting linguistically diverse communities.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at second-year for linguistics in the Bachelor of Arts

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsIntroducing multilingualism A social approachPrescribedWeber & Horner (2012)Routledge
ReadingsMetrolingualism: Language in the cityPrescribedPennycook & Otsuji (2015)Routledge

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand issues related to language acquisition, evidenced in being able to explain these to others in speech and writing

Activities:
Seminar participation, class presentation, artefact from class presentation, online workbook, required readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Understand issues related to multilingualism, evidenced in being able to explain these to others in speech and writing

Activities:
Seminar participation, class presentation, artefact from class presentation, online workbook, required readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Understand the complexities of managing languages and multilingualism in communities (of different sizes) and the associated politics, evidenced in being able to explain these to others in speech and writing

Activities:
Seminar participation, class presentation, artefact from class presentation, online workbook, required readings
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Appropriately carry out and analyse interviews with community members and write up findings, drawing connections between theory and original data

Activities:
Final assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Create an original and personal response to research experiences and theory

Activities:
Creative response and its explanation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class presentation (800 words or equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Artefact from class presentation (400 words or equivalent)10 01, 02, 03
Online workbook (800 words or equivalent)20 01, 02, 03
Creative response and its explanation (400 words or equivalent)10 05
Final assignment (1600 words or equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04